While watching the weather this evening I heard a stat that didn’t surprise me: In the month of September, we had just one day of sun and more than 8″ of rain. The reporter interviewed a number of people who suffer from Seasonal Affective Disorder and found themselves depressed throughout the month. While poor weather doesn’t negatively affected me, I must admit that since I began shooting macro and taking enjoyment in non-sports photography, my outlook when waking up on a rainy morning is much improved. Instead of dreading the day, I think about my schedule and how I can fit in an interesting photo shoot during my travels.
Today our busy schedule prevented me from straying too far from home to office to school, but I was able to pause for a few minutes and found some newly fallen leaves that made a colorful backdrop to the rain. Although we photographers usually rely on the light to make beautiful photos, sometimes the rain isn’t such a poor substitute.